The San Francisco 49ers took down the Minnesota Vikings 27-10 in the NFC Divisional Playoffs on Saturday, and now move on to hosting the NFC Championship Game.

The 49ers showed why they earned the NFC’s No. 1 seed, with a particuarly fantastic performance defensively. The Vikings had only seven first downs and 147 yards on offense, and the 49ers sacked Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins six times.

Minnesota star running back Dalvin Cook had 15 touches (nine carries, six receptions) for only 26 yards. As a team, the Vikings had only 21 rushing yards on 10 carries. The 49ers, on the other hand, had a whopping 47 carries for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

The 49ers now wait to see if they will play the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers next week in the NFC Championship Game. San Francisco pummeled the Packers 37-8 in Week 12, while the Seahawks beat the 49ers in Week 11 and were literally inches away from doing the same in Week 17. So, the 49ers would surely prefer playing the Packers.

Still, the 49ers will be clear favorites in either matchup, and it would be a big disappointment at this point if they don’t end up being NFC champions.

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